Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 695 685 692
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 -73
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 197 203 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.03% 1.06% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 120 168
UK median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.26% -6.19% +6.67%
10th Percentile £278 £260 £279
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +19.23% -18.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £26.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.05% +22.09% -41.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £26.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +79.05% +22.09% -41.89%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19,153 19,081 22,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.63% 18.83% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,309 11,669 13,800
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £221 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 938 911 851
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.31 £28.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -11.19% +5.56% +8.00%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 192 £410 +9.26% 86
UK excluding London +1 132 £388 +19.23% 63
South East +33 71 £400 +2.56% 18
London -2 65 £423 -6.11% 25
South West +6 31 £550 +83.33% 7
Midlands -24 13 £290 -6.45% 15
West Midlands -26 10 £290 -6.45% 8
North of England -25 8 £300 +9.09% 16
Yorkshire -6 6 £328 +4.80% 5
Scotland -19 5 £375 +7.14%
East of England -8 4 £430 +43.33% 5
East Midlands +2 3 - - 7
North West -24 2 £250 -9.09% 9

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 197 (100.00%) VMware
2 149 (75.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (59.39%) Windows
4 103 (52.28%) Microsoft
5 98 (49.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 81 (41.12%) Active Directory
7 80 (40.61%) Cisco
8 75 (38.07%) Windows Server
9 72 (36.55%) MCSE
10 71 (36.04%) vSphere
11 61 (30.96%) Data Centre
12 54 (27.41%) Cisco Certification
13 52 (26.40%) Citrix
14 50 (25.38%) Windows Server 2012
15 49 (24.87%) ITIL
16 47 (23.86%) Security Cleared
17 46 (23.35%) PowerShell
18 45 (22.84%) Windows Server 2008
19 44 (22.34%) vCenter Server
20 40 (20.30%) CCNA
20 40 (20.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 38 (19.29%) DNS
22 36 (18.27%) MCSA
22 36 (18.27%) Finance
22 36 (18.27%) SCCM
22 36 (18.27%) Office 365
23 35 (17.77%) VMware ESXi
24 34 (17.26%) VCAP
25 33 (16.75%) Windows Server 2003
26 32 (16.24%) SC Cleared

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (15.74%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (9.64%) Confluence
4 9 (4.57%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.05%) IIS
5 6 (3.05%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.51%) Apache
9 1 (0.51%) JBoss
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.27%) Office 365
2 31 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (7.11%) IaaS
4 9 (4.57%) PaaS
5 8 (4.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (2.03%) Yammer
7 3 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.52%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.02%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (19.29%) DNS
2 29 (14.72%) Firewall
3 25 (12.69%) SAN
4 24 (12.18%) DHCP
5 18 (9.14%) VSAN
6 17 (8.63%) iSCSI
6 17 (8.63%) VLAN
7 15 (7.61%) LAN
7 15 (7.61%) WAN
8 11 (5.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (5.58%) TCP/IP
9 10 (5.08%) BGP
9 10 (5.08%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (5.08%) OSPF
9 10 (5.08%) Unified Communications
10 9 (4.57%) VPN
11 8 (4.06%) Skype
12 7 (3.55%) VoIP
12 7 (3.55%) VXLAN
13 5 (2.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.02%) MySQL
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.51%) DB2
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (10.66%) JIRA
2 17 (8.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 36 (18.27%) Finance
2 12 (6.09%) Banking
3 9 (4.57%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.05%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.03%) Back Office
5 4 (2.03%) Retail
6 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.02%) Automotive
7 2 (1.02%) French Language
7 2 (1.02%) Military
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 44 (22.34%) VMware Engineer
2 36 (18.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (12.69%) Architect
4 17 (8.63%) Consultant
5 13 (6.60%) PowerShell Engineer
6 12 (6.09%) Analyst
7 11 (5.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (5.58%) Automation Engineer
7 11 (5.58%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (4.57%) Network Architect
9 9 (4.57%) Network Design Architect
9 9 (4.57%) VMware Consultant
10 8 (4.06%) Cloud Architect
10 8 (4.06%) Infrastructure Support
10 8 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.55%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.55%) Wintel Engineer
12 6 (3.05%) Cloud Engineer
12 6 (3.05%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.57%) REST
2 4 (2.03%) WSH
3 3 (1.52%) Spine.js
3 3 (1.52%) Web Services
4 2 (1.02%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.51%) Flash
5 1 (0.51%) LDAP
5 1 (0.51%) Middleware
5 1 (0.51%) Velocity
5 1 (0.51%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 61 (30.96%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.60%) Clustering
3 13 (6.60%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 9 (4.57%) Replication
6 5 (2.54%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.54%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.52%) Handset
8 3 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.52%) PKI
9 2 (1.02%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.02%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.02%) RIA
9 2 (1.02%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.02%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 117 (59.39%) Windows
2 75 (38.07%) Windows Server
3 50 (25.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (22.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (16.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (14.72%) Linux
7 22 (11.17%) Windows 10
8 11 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.58%) Windows 7
9 7 (3.55%) Unix
10 3 (1.52%) Android
11 2 (1.02%) Check Point GAiA
11 2 (1.02%) SUSE
12 1 (0.51%) AIX
12 1 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.51%) HPUX
12 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (24.87%) ITIL
2 40 (20.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (14.21%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (11.68%) Migration
6 20 (10.15%) Network Virtualisation
7 16 (8.12%) Change Management
7 16 (8.12%) ITIL V3
7 16 (8.12%) NsoIT
8 14 (7.11%) Patch Management
9 13 (6.60%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (5.58%) Incident Management
10 11 (5.58%) Reverse Engineering
11 10 (5.08%) Server Management
11 10 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (4.57%) DevOps
12 9 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (4.57%) Task Automation
12 9 (4.57%) Validation
13 8 (4.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.35%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.17%) SQL
3 6 (3.05%) VBScript
4 4 (2.03%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.03%) C
5 2 (1.02%) Python
6 1 (0.51%) AWK
6 1 (0.51%) sed
Qualifications
1 98 (49.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (36.55%) MCSE
3 54 (27.41%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (23.86%) Security Cleared
5 40 (20.30%) CCNA
6 36 (18.27%) MCSA
7 34 (17.26%) VCAP
8 32 (16.24%) SC Cleared
9 29 (14.72%) VCP6
10 24 (12.18%) MCITP
11 23 (11.68%) CCNP
12 22 (11.17%) Citrix Certification
13 18 (9.14%) DV Cleared
14 16 (8.12%) CCA
15 14 (7.11%) OCA
15 14 (7.11%) Oracle Certification
15 14 (7.11%) VCP5
16 11 (5.58%) CCIE
17 10 (5.08%) RHCE
17 10 (5.08%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) SLA
2 6 (3.05%) QA
3 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) COBIT
System Software
1 149 (75.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (41.12%) Active Directory
3 71 (36.04%) vSphere
4 35 (17.77%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (16.24%) Hyper-V
6 29 (14.72%) vCloud
7 17 (8.63%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (7.61%) NFS
9 14 (7.11%) XenDesktop
10 10 (5.08%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (5.08%) VMware NSX
11 9 (4.57%) XenApp
12 8 (4.06%) XenServer
13 7 (3.55%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (1.52%) UAG
15 2 (1.02%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 2 (1.02%) ISA Server
15 2 (1.02%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 44 (22.34%) vCenter Server
2 36 (18.27%) SCCM
3 23 (11.68%) vRealize
4 13 (6.60%) PowerCLI
5 12 (6.09%) NetBackup
6 11 (5.58%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (4.57%) SCVMM
8 5 (2.54%) AirWatch
8 5 (2.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 4 (2.03%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (2.03%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.52%) PingFederate
10 3 (1.52%) SCOM
10 3 (1.52%) vMotion
10 3 (1.52%) WSUS
11 2 (1.02%) Backup Exec
11 2 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (1.02%) WMI
Vendors
1 197 (100.00%) VMware
2 103 (52.28%) Microsoft
3 80 (40.61%) Cisco
4 52 (26.40%) Citrix
5 26 (13.20%) NetApp
6 20 (10.15%) HP
7 19 (9.64%) Atlassian
8 17 (8.63%) Oracle
9 16 (8.12%) Dell
9 16 (8.12%) Veeam
10 10 (5.08%) EMC
10 10 (5.08%) Google
11 9 (4.57%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.57%) Symantec
12 8 (4.06%) Veritas
13 7 (3.55%) Polycom
14 6 (3.05%) 3PAR
14 6 (3.05%) SolarWinds
15 5 (2.54%) Apple
15 5 (2.54%) Juniper